(Open thread + links)
The anonymity debate (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The illustrated ratchet. Changing sensibilities (plus). Entranced. To the bailing buckets. Secessions. Verse and reverse. Regular round–ups.
The Hugo brouhaha (sampled, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). “… the Sad Puppies, a group of right-wing authors and fans – some of them very right wing. Like Christian Dominionist or Dark Enlightenment right wing.” Explaining the culture wars. The insufferable Economist. California screaming. Squeals from the Cathedral (and more). The Game of Thrones and Marxism (also with more communism). John Gray on freedom. Getting out of your head (no, not like this). PZ Myers: an appreciation. Funny peculiar.
Apocalypse now. Projections for a world at peace (doubly related, also this, and more here).
Everyone thinks democracy is doomed. America leads the way.
“Cyber-Libertarian Fascism” (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). This could work (at least a little). A silence in Silicon Valley.
Peopling (and related).
Dalrymple on Lubitz. “God bless Al Sharpton.”
The crisis of the Jewish Left.
“… in recent years, liberals have spontaneously convinced themselves that various groups that do poorly in school do so because someone cut their ancestors’ tails off.”
News from Salem. Another progressive plays their get out of jail free card. Northern halos (related).
Going backwards (see also 1, 2, 3).
How to win a war (and how to forget).